The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s partners: the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, all located in New York. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the archival and library resources of more than one institution.


  • The fellowships are open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions.
  • Applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
  • Fellows will be permitted to hold a concurrent fellowship provided it does not contain any residency requirement or interfere in any way with full participation in the activities described above. Please consult the Center before accepting any additional fellowships, academic or other positions to be held during the term of the Center fellowship.
  • For non-U.S. citizens, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the award during the ten-month fellowship term. The Center is not a visa-granting institution.

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